Lucie Baker Dance
Winter Thaw Begins
Okay, Everyone! It is about time for an update.
Here is what has been going down since the summer in depth.
Between spending time in California and Seattle I did indeed partake in a fabulous anatomy course called FAMI. I learned from amazing anatomists, surgeons, doctors and cadavers. My brain grew three sizes in that weekend alone. I highly recommend it for those with a curiosity for the body.
In the fall I traveled with Jane Comfort to perform Beauty at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and later worked on our new piece Altiplano at American Dance Institute in Maryland. I also had the wonderful opportunity to develop new work with Phantom Limb Company at the Robert Rauschenburg Estate on Captiva Island. So inspiring!
As the new year approached I had the pleasure to perform two short duets of my own. One with Dion Mucciacito at STUFFED at Judson Church and the other with Rowan Magee at Picasso Machinery. It was the cherry on top of a thrilling year.
January has rolled into February with its usual fervor, starting with APAP shows with Jane, a trip to Tampa to show Beauty in the middle and performances of Cindy Salgado's new work in the end. This week will see the premiere of Babar, a children's show choreographed by Jane Comfort and Co.
As the final snows of the season come down I relish the beauty and anticipate the revolution of spring. 2014 has a fair wind behind it!
2012 ended strong despite ridiculous weather and Christmas music. Project RUIN was a screaming success. We had packed houses every night and excellent feedback from the audience. It was my crowning achievement. In the aftermath I have been working with Erica Essner and Jane Comfort and recently performed in their APAP showings. My next performances will be with Jane Comfort as a part of the Working Women showcase at the Joyce Theater. We will be showing 10 minutes of a new work in progress. See below for details.
Jan 30, Feb 1 and Feb 3
Wed 7:30pm; Fri 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Working Women, the spectacular one-night only concert from last summer's Gotham Dance Festival, returns to The Joyce for an expanded four-performance run that features pieces created by some of America's most intriguing and beloved female choreographers. Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, the program features new works and audience favorites by Kate Weare (The Light Has Not The Arms to Carry Us); Camille A. Brown (solo from Mr. Tol E. Rance); Carolyn Dorfman (Keystone); Monica Bill Barnes (Luster); and a special performance of Janis Brenner's Contents May Have Shifted, performed by Holley Farmer. Also on tap--world premieres by Loni Landon, Jane Comfort, and Zoe Scofield (performed by BODYTRAFFIC).
Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)
Winter comes to an end. Adeiu!
So! Since APAP a lot of things have happened. I traveled with Jane Comfort to Ballet Memphis to help set a new work on the company for a week in January. It was great fun! You can see some of our rehearsals here:
February was full of auditions and rehearsals and serving coffee and writing grants and trying to stay warm with good friends.
In March I traveled to Texas State University to perform with a group of Juilliard musicians lead by Wayne O'Quin. Yara Travieso choreographed a solo for me that involved video projection, a long piece of Lycra that was wrapped around me and attached to a boom and a talented violinist on stage fearing for his life and limbs. Everyone in Texas was extremely kind and engaging. It was a great trip.
Later that month I performed with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op in Tarrytown, New York. It was part of a festival that was being held in an old Vaudeville theater that was celebrating it 125th birthday. I knew many dancers involved and we had a lovely day in Tarrytown. The performance was well attended and I enjoyed performing with Erica's group for the first time. Joy!
I most recently got back from George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia where I was performing with Tamar Rogoff in Diagnosis of a Faun. It is a piece that is near and dear to my heart and I was grateful to have a chance to perform it again. The cast and crew are so loving and easy to work with. It was also nice to see daffodils and tulips and cherry trees blooming. Spring has sprung! (Finally. It is mid-April...)
So the last half of a bitter winter has past with a flurry of activity that I hope carries on into the future. Stay tuned for more news soon!
APAP Showings! January 8th - 10th
Come see me dance for free as part of the
American Performing Arts Presenters 2011 Conference
with two fantastic shows
Jane Comfort and Company
January 8th, 10:30 - 10:45
January 10th, 11:45 - 12:00
New York City Center, Studio 4
130 West 56th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues
Performing excerpts of Beauty
Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects
January 8th, 4pm
Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street , between 9th and 10th Avenues
Jerome Robbins Theater (3rd fl)
Performing excerpts of Diagnosis of a Faun
No need for reservations or tickets just come on in and find a seat and the scheduled start time. All showings are free to all. I hope to see you there!
March 27th 2010 8pm
Jane Comfort and Company perform
An American Rendition
at Raritan Valley Community College
Tickets $31 - $36
Campus Drive and Rt. 28
North Branch, New Jersey
For tickets and information: